Manitoba Records Two More Measles Cases

Two additional cases of measles have been reported in Manitoba, marking the third and fourth laboratory-confirmed cases in the province this year.

One of the two cases involves a male youth in his teens who lives in the Southern Health-Santé Sud region. The other individual is a woman in her 40s who lives in the Winnipeg area.

People who were at the following locations should be aware of the possibility of infection:

  • Polo Park Shopping Centre, March 22 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • St Vital Shopping Centre, March 22 between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • St. Boniface General Hospital Emergency Room between 9:45 p.m., March 26 and 11:30 p.m., March 27

Those who visited these locations and think they might have measles or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with measles should phone their health-care provider or Health Links-Info Santé at (204) 788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 for more information.

The first case of measles was reported on March 14 in an Interlake man, while the second case on March 25 was reported in a Winnipeg man in his 20s.


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